Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Newhouse bill would help people recover court judgments
OLYMPIA - The Washington State House of Representatives has
passed a bill which would allow a prevailing party in small claims court to
recover additional costs, including attorney fees, acquired by enforcing an
"House Bill 1572 sounds like a small bill, because it
deals with small claims," said Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Sunnyside). "But
if you've ever been involved in small claims court, you know how important it
is to you and your family.
"In some cases it may take years to recover a court
"Many small claims simply go unpaid because they can't
afford to hire an attorney. This bill would ensure the process is accelerated
and payments won't take years to be made any more," added Newhouse, who
co-sponsored the bill.
The piece of legislation passed the House unanimously, and
is now headed to the Senate for further consideration.
Valentine dance for youngsters
set for Friday
A Valentine dance for youths will be hosted by St. Joseph's
Parish this coming Friday, Feb. 13. The 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. dance will be held at
the St. Joseph's gymnasium.
Concessions will be available. Dance organizers will also be
selling roses, as well as photographs as special keepsakes.
of YVCC offers CPR, food handler classes this month
GRANDVIEW - Yakima Valley Community College's Grandview
campus is offering both CPR/first aid and food handlers permit classes in
The two-day CPR/first aid class is scheduled for Monday and
Tuesday, Feb. 23-24. The class fee is set at $35 for those not presently
attending YVCC, and $20 for current YVCC students. Pre-registration is not
required to attend the two-day class. Those who want to attend need only show
up at the front desk of the main building on the Grandview campus prior to the
3:30 to 6:30 p.m. class on Feb. 23 to enroll.
The food handlers permit class will be held Thursday, Feb.
26, from 5 to 6 p.m. Again, pre-registration is not required. The $10 class fee
can be paid just prior to the class start time that evening.
set for March 3
GRANDVIEW - An American Red Cross blood drawing will be held
in the main building of the YVCC Grandview campus on Wednesday, March 3. The
drawing will take place that day from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
SHS Key Club plans game night for local families
A game night for community members has been planned by the
Sunnyside High School Key Club.
Key Club spokesman Dionne Cohan said the event will be held
Friday, March 5, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Sunnyside High School gym. The
game night is open to all community members, and is being promoted as a family
"We'll have bingo, basketball and other fun games that
night," said Cohan. She added there is no cost to attend.
Youngsters interested in joining the Boy Scouts organization
can sign up tonight (Tuesday) at the Chief Kamiakin Elementary School
The Feb. 10 sign-up session will be held at 6:30 p.m.
Sunnyside had 11 separate Boy Scouts programs in 2003,
including Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing and Exploring. More than 200 local
youths were involved last year.